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Rubber Bands on Brackets

09/30/2009

Question:

my daughter got top braces last week and hse got to choose a colored tie I assume..that goes over the brackets my question is some have them around the entire brackets and some are on half? Did the ortho Dr. mean to do that or did it pop off? they were like then when she walked out and I did not really get to talk to Dr she goes back in 3 weeks

Answer:

The bracket on your daughter's braces has two wings. It has in the past been called a twin bracket. The orthodontist, in order to keep pressure from being too great, probably only tied part of the twin bracket, especially at the beginning of treatment. I would not worry about it unless there is no tie on the bracket.

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Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University